07 Aug “You Are One Heart Beat Away from …”
My dear friend, I want you to consider something of great importance:
- You can be 100 and healthy today, but you could walk across the street and get whacked by a car!
- You might be in the prime of your life at 17.5 years. You think, “I am immortal!” (The Bible calls that the “pride of life.”) You decided to party last night, and the designer drug you took was not engineered right … the next thing you knew, you were standing before Jesus trying to explain your “DUH” moment to almighty God!
- You are on top of the world — Age 66 and just retired. You have a great retirement package. Life is awesome! You are in great health, your house is paid for, and you just bought the $500K motorhome! “Let’s hit the road, Babe!” Strange how that stroke got you! Now you are laying in bed … you can’t talk, eat, go to the bathroom … you are wondering, “What happened? We were supposed to take off for parts unknown today!” My, my, plans have changed!
You may be thinking, “You sound too pessimistic, Pastor! That just isn’t the way things happen!”
I have sat in the ICU holding the hands of loved ones. I’ve watched the pastor’s wife healthy and vibrant one day, and the next day on a ventilator.
Listen up folks: You are just one heart beat away from eternity! What will you say when you stand before Jesus and He asks you, “Why should I let you into My Heaven?”
“Do not lay up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal … your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” Mathew 6
God may sound the Trumpet, announcing Jesus is returning,
and what will your eternity look like?
Heaven or Hell … it is your choice!
If You Don’t Know God, You Don’t Know God!